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SUPPORT FOR UNIX GROWS AS UNILEVER JOINS OSDL.

The Open Source Development Lab (OSDL), Beaverton, Ore., a global consortium of leading technology companies dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, has announced that Unilever has joined OSDL.

Unilever is the first member that is not an IT vendor to join OSDL from the ranks of Global 2000 corporations. The $49 billion consumer products company, with dual headquarters in London and Rotterdam, announced last January plans to migrate its information technology systems from Unix to Linux on Intel-standard hardware in all 80 countries where it operates.

"Unilever is a significant addition to OSDL's membership and is the first of many Global 2000 corporations that we expect will be joining us to contribute in improving Linux," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "We have expanded our charter to increase our participation in the Linux development community and with IT vendors, and with Unilever to begin investing in more programs for corporations to help ensure that Linux meets their requirements and solves their real-world business problems."

"Unilever's goal is to standardize its IT architecture around Linux and deliver computer systems worldwide without having to worry about operating system or hardware compatibility issues," said Colin Hope-Murray, CTO of the global IT infrastructure group at Unilever. "OSDL gives us a unique venue where we can work directly with the world's major IT vendors and with the open source development community on an equal basis to participate in the growth of Linux."

About the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL)

OSDL -- home to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux -- is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux in the enterprise. Founded in 2000 and supported by a global consortium of IT industry leaders, OSDL is a non-profit organization that provides state-of the-art computing and test facilities in the United States and Japan available to developers around the world. OSDL sponsors include Alcatel, Cisco, Computer Associates, Dell, Ericsson, Force Computers, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Linuxcare, Miracle Linux Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, MontaVista Software, NEC Corporation, Nokia, Red Hat, SuSE, TimeSys, Toshiba, Transmeta Corporation, Unilever and VA Software.

For more information, visit http://www.osdl.org or call 503/626-2455, ext. 47.
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